CVU Nordic boys collect a solid win

With two events on the schedule Saturday, the Champlain Valley Union High Nordic skiers will be a bit scattered around.

One event is a classic competition at the Ethan Allen Range with Essex High the host school. The second challenge is at the Craftsbury Academy Outdoor Center.

The Redhawks are coming off last Saturday’s test at U-32 in East Montpelier in which the boys dominated their side of the field by grabbing six of the top 10 places, including the victory of Charlie Maitland.

Behind the winner were teammates Elliot Eastman (third), Ben Carnahan (fifth), Burke Spillane (seventh), Tyler Marshall (ninth) and Ben Longenbach (10th).

The boys easily won their event with 15 points to runner-up Woodstock Union’s 36.

CVU’s girls took third behind winner U-32 and Woodstock. Rachel Slimovitch was the lone top 10 finisher in sixth place.

—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent